Now’s the Season to Enjoy Scenic Drives Around Vegas

Spring is Perfect Weather for a Drive

Before the temps turn back to the broiling point, take a few weekends and escaped the bells, whistle and neon lights of the Strip and explore the interesting areas and lush landscapes surrounding Las Vegas. There are mountains, lodges, horse riding and a whole host of activities to keep your family occupied and provide a break from the city. Before you head out, make sure you get your oil changed, fluid levels checked and tires inspected at any of the Chapman Las Vegas dealerships.

Head Northwest for Mt. Charleston and More

Take Route 95 northwest of Las Vegas an hour or so to get to the Mt. Charleston Mountains and the Mt. Charleston Lodge. You’ll be fascinated as the scenery turns from desert to heavily-treed mountains. Roll down those windows to take advantage of the brisk air before enjoying lunch at the lodge. You can stay overnight, or head back towards Las Vegas and stop by Lee Canyon, one of the best skiing spots near Las Vegas.

Red Rock Canyon Filled With Recreational Opportunity

Head west about 32 miles from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon, which features a beautiful 13-mile drive through statuesque rock formations along with many opportunities for hiking, picnicking and enjoying nature. Red Rock Canyon is part of the National Parks System, so it’s free if you have either an annual or senior pass. It costs just $7 a day per vehicle to enjoy the park. Head a little farther west on Highway 159 and you’ll hit the Old West town of Bonnie Springs. It has everything you’d want for a day of fun, including a train, gun fights, cowboys and a zoo. Make sure you take plenty of pictures to make lasting memories.

Moapa Paiutes Indian Reservation Offers Unique Landscape

Take I-15 about 30 miles north to see the sandstone formations that are part of the Moapa Paiutes Indian Reservation. This prehistoric flood plain has some of the most unique landscape in the area. There are plenty of places to have lunch and buy souvenirs. The Moapa Valley is also home to the Valley of Fire State Park, where 40,000 acres of sandstone formations, petrified trees and petroglyphs make for an interesting afternoon. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle before taking off across the desert, please stop in at any of the Chapman Las Vegas dealerships, where customer service is the number one priority.

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